Phil Margera

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Phil Margera
Born (1957-07-13) July 13, 1957 (age 65)
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active1998–present
Known forCast member of Viva La Bam
(m. 1976)
ChildrenJess Margera
Bam Margera
RelativesVincent Margera (brother)

Phil Margera (born July 13, 1957)[1][2] is an American reality television personality known for appearing on Viva La Bam, the CKY videos and the Jackass television series and movies. He is the father of CKY drummer Jess Margera and Jackass star and professional skateboarder Bam Margera.

Life and career[edit]

Margera is the second of seven children born to Phillip and Darlene Margera (née Stauffer). He moved to West Chester where he met and married his wife April in 1976.[3] Margera has Italian ancestry and worked as a baker prior to his career in television.[1]

He first appeared on film in the CKY series of videos, and it was these appearances that later got featured on Jackass. He was also in the main cast of Viva La Bam. On television, Margera is depicted as kind, gentle, easy going and quiet, whereas his brother Vincent "Don Vito" Margera was portrayed as loud and obnoxious.[4]

Margera appeared on the second season of Celebrity Fit Club on VH1. When the show began, he weighed in at 353 pounds (160 kg). He lost the most weight on the show, losing a total of 41 pounds (18 kg), down to 312 pounds (142 kg). In season 4, both BoneCrusher and Tina Yothers beat Margera's record, losing 51 and 42 lbs (23 and 19 kg) respectively. During a weigh-in on the show, Margera stated his reason for losing weight was to extend his life in order to spend more time with his granddaughter, Ava.

He also appeared in the 2004 video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2, in which he joins Tony Hawk's and Bam Margera's crew on a "World Destruction Tour" wearing nothing but underwear and dress socks.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Toy Machine: Jump Off A Building Himself Direct-to-video
1999 Landspeed: CKY Himself Direct-to-video
2000 CKY2K Himself Direct-to-video
2001 CKY 3 Himself Direct-to-video
2001 CKY Documentary Himself Direct-to-video
2002 Jackass: The Movie Himself Guest appearances
2002 CKY4: The Latest & Greatest Himself Direct-to-video
2003 Haggard: The Movie Fat Guy with Watermelon / Bakery Shop Owner
2005 The Dudesons Movie Himself Guest appearances
2006 Jackass Number Two Himself Guest appearances
2007 Jackass 2.5 Himself Guest appearances
2008 Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa? Himself Direct-to-video
2009 Minghags Lenny's dad
2010 Jackass 3D Himself Guest appearances
2011 Jackass 3.5 Himself Guest appearances
2011 Skittin Across America: Skit-A-Palooza Himself
2017 The Fast Food King Himself Documentary
TBA The Brandon Novak Story Himself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2000-2001 Jackass Himself 11 episodes
Guest appearances
2002 Jackass Backyard BBQ Himself TV special
Guest appearances
2002 MTV Cribs Himself 1 episode
2003-2006 Viva La Bam Himself 42 episodes
2005 Celebrity Fit Club Himself 2 episodes
2005 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Himself Guest appearance
2006 The Dudesons Himself 2 episodes
Guest appearances
2007 Bam's Unholy Union Himself 6 episodes
2008 24 Hour Takeover Himself TV special
Guest appearances
2008 Bamimation Himself (voice) TV short
2009 Steve-O: Demise and Rise Himself TV documentary
2011 A Tribute to Ryan Dunn Himself TV documentary
2014 CKY: The Greatest Hits Himself TV special
2017 Epicly Later'd: Bam Margera Himself TV documentary
2018 Drunk History: Germany Himself TV special

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Himself Voice


  1. ^ a b Moran, Robert (July 15, 2001). "MTV Daredevil's Life Is a Flying Leap". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. B4. Even his father, Phil Margera, 44, who works at an Acme bakery, has appeared on the show, usually as a victim of a rude Bam assault.
  2. ^ Margera, Phil (July 13, 2021). "Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes!". Instagram. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Raab, Chris (August 15, 2019). "Bathroom Break Podcast #48 - April and Phil Margera". YouTube. Event occurs at 10:03. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "Reality-show "uncle" jailed". Denver Post. August 19, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2007.

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